ISBN 9788130902692,American Trade Politics

American Trade Politics


I. M. Destler


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788130902692

ISBN-10 8130902699

Paper Back

Edition 4th
Number of Pages 374 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

In this comprehensive revision of the most influential, widely read analysis of the trade policy-making system, Destler addresses how globalization has reshaped trade politics, weakening traditional protectionism but intensifying concern about trade's societal impacts. Entirely new chapters treat the deepening of partisan divisions and the rise of "trade and . . ." issues (especially labor and the environment). The author concludes with a comprehensive economic and political strategy to cope with globalization and maximize its benefits. The original edition of American Trade Politics won the Gladys Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on national policy.

About the Author
I. M. Destler is a professor at the , . He was formerly a senior fellow at the Institute, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1977-83) and at the Brookings Institution (1972-77), and visiting lecturer at (1971-72) and the International University of Japan (1986).

Table of Contents
Origin: 1934-70
The Root Problem: Political Imbalance
The 1934 System: Protection for Congress
Erosion and Adaptation: 1971-94
A Tougher World: Changes in the Context of Trade Policy
A Less Protected Congress
An Embattled Executive
Changing the Rules: The Rise of Administrative Trade Remedies
The National Arena: New Dimensions of Conflict
Triumph! NAFTA and the WTO
Polarization: 1995
The Decline of Traditional Protectionism
New Issues, New Stalemate
Partisan Rancor and Trade Politics in the New Century
Conclusion: Making Fit for Globalization
Appendix A: Trade Promotion Authority in 2001: The Bargain that Wasn't